Compare 2008 Volkswagen GTI vs 2008 Audi A3

2008 Volkswagen GTI
2008 Audi A3
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2-Door HB Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual 21 29 $21,258 $22,800
2-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 29 $21,258 $22,800
4-Door HB Manual 21 29 $21,721 $23,300
4-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 29 $21,721 $23,300
2-Door HB DSG 22 29 $22,331 $23,875
2-Door HB DSG PZEV 22 29 $22,331 $23,875
4-Door HB DSG 22 29 $22,794 $24,375
4-Door HB DSG PZEV 22 29 $22,794 $24,375
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4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak PZEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 21 29 $24,115 $25,930
4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak PZEV 21 29 $24,115 $25,930
4-Door HB Automatic DSG FrontTrak 22 29 $25,491 $27,410
4-Door HB Automatic DSG FrontTrak *Ltd Avail 22 29 $25,491 $27,410
4-Door HB Automatic DSG FrontTrak PZEV 22 29 $25,491 $27,410
4-Door HB Automatic DSG quattro S-Line 18 25 $32,471 $34,915
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,258
$24,115
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,800
$25,930
Monthly Payment Estimate
$380 / month
$432 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Audi A3 is more than an upscale Volkswagen Rabbit, thanks to its fabulous interior, S-tronic transmission, and V-6 bark.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Small Station Wgn
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.3 34.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.2 88.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 54.4
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 37.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 52.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.7 58.8
Wheelbase (in)
101.5 101.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.3 77.4
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 59.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 4.0
Length, Overall (in)
165.8 168.7
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 56.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- TBD - 54.6
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
14.7 12.4
Brakes
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.28 x 0.98 12.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.26 x 0.47 11.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.01 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 35.11
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/45HR17 P225/45YR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
225/45HR17 P225/45YR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3100 3263
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.4 8.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type
Gas Turbocharged I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
FSI TFSI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 0.93
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.36
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47 1.47
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.11 1.11
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.64 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 2.09
Trans Order Code
GVT NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94/3.09 3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.10 1.10
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen GTI Audi A3
Body Style
2 Door HB 4 Door HB
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Four Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
4-link w/Stabilizer Bar

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